Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fresh Fruit and Veggies

I miss the fresh fruits and veggies from Larry's in Cali. I wish we could run down just for some warm weather and fresh produce. Tell me about your super finds.

First Holiday Weekend for the Summer and Last with Kadie

We have been having a beautiful week in Palmer until Saturday when it rained most of the day. It's a good thing we didn't go camping!

It's Kadie's last day with us today Sunday before she heads off to Ketchikan AK. I think she will have a wonderful time. We are going to miss her and her help around the house too. This will be her first job and her first experience away from her family. Hopefully we can keep in touch frequently. This is my picture tribute to Kadie.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Car Trouble #8

Well I did it again...the last time this happened I was driving to the Stake Center to get my temple recommend renewed and Jen and my parents were with me. I finally got Sherri running and decided to take her to the church. We drove off Travis AFB and made it about one and a half miles down the road. We stopped at a light and I thought I would show off a little. I was first and ready to go, so I sped off and nobody could catch me; or so I thought. All of a sudden we heard a large BANG and an even louder noise like a polar bear and a grizzly fighting, scratching and head butting the underside of the car. The drive shaft broke loose from the differential the Universal joint couldn't handle the power of the new engine. So the drive line is not attached to the transmission by bolt, screw, nail, wire, or bracket and can just slide out without the U-joint in place. I was traveling pretty fast at that time, and when the bears below were fighting to get out from under the car they really didn't smash a whole lot of stuff before the drive line flew completely out from under the car and up into the air about six feet and then landed in the ditch. I was needless to say embarrassed and pulled quickly over to the shoulder. I was going fast enough that the car had enough momentum to travel another mile down the road and into the lot of Burger King. We parked and called a tow and eventually got to the church on time.

So like I said it happened again. I have been on leave this week and enjoyed the company we had (Jens parents) I spent a little time out in the garage working to get Sherri back together. I finally did and took her out for a spin she was running great and the adjustments I made to the tranny linkage seemed to have worked although I don't have Park or Reverse. I took her down to Fishhook Rd and turned around, at the stop I lit'er up. She smoked the tires for a good 50 feet and I don't know how fast I was going (I took the speedometer out), but it seemed I was going at a good clip. I went back to the house and gave her a rest.

Jen was going out and I decided to go too. She took the truck and I Sherri. We were both driving around and on the way back to the house we met up and once again at the light I decided to speed up and pass Jen when it turned green. So we took off, I don't know where I picked up those bears again but they got under that car and ripped out that U-joint. this time the drive line didn't come flying out for which I was looking to see, but it stayed in and there I sat waiting for another tow. Of course Jen came back to check on me and see how mad I was but I was excited, I realized I have too much power for the wimpy stock U-joints this time those bears have another thing coming when they get under the car cause this one is here to stay I got the heavy duty one!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hair-B-Gone or Back or Whatever - Kadie's almost DONE!

Well I was confronted by our Elders quorum president. He said he saw Maddie my youngest daughter at school. He asked her how I was doing since he came over with my home teacher and gave me a blessing when I was really sick in April.

Maddie told him the blessing didn't work. "When you put the oil on his head it didn't work.

He looked at her puzzled and asked, "well is he still sick?"

She said, "No"

Pres. Gooch said, "Well what is the matter."

"His hair hasn't grown back yet," she said.

He started laughing and made it a point to tell me.

I didn't hear in the blessing where he promised to restore my hair but she did. Unfortunately it still hasn't grown back.
Kadie graduated from seminary tonight she has gone all 4 years. Jen and I are so proud of her. One down 6 more to go!

Summer Is Here

The trees are blooming and the grass is starting to get some color. Yesterday it was a warm 62 degrees, so we took advantage and got out.
Robbie, Garrett, and I went camping Friday night with the scouts. We had a good time and it brought back memories of the one and only camp out we as a family had in 2001 when we went to the Red Wood Forest in N. Cal. That was a really fun week. We are thinking of going camping this weekend too.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

No, Really It's Spring

Yes it's finally Spring and warming up to a toasty 55 degrees in the day. The trees are blooming as you can see in the pics and we have a lot of snow too! I really like this time of year for that reason but the sun is now up until about 1130 PM. Thank goodness for thick drapes. I can't wait to get the Galaxie out and see what she can do. That reminds me I need to write a Car Trouble. I have been feeling a lot better lately and getting ready for the end of school which was last night. I drove by the BGM yesterday and it's still there. ugly as ever haven't heard from the owner. I think he might have thought I lost interest after the two guys came and looked at it with me and kind of discouraged the both of us. I won't give up though I think this town needs an en... no wait that's Batman this town needs a place like this.

Tell me how hot it is in your neck of the woods.